An inexperienced criminal may be deterred by the video surveillance, it is a known fact of human nature that being watched will make a person behave more respectfully. This is the reason some businesses may have a cardboard cut out shaped like a person standing in a visible area. It may even be one reason for the use of mannequins in stores.
An alarm will turn away the boldest criminal. The piercing sound will break anyone’s concentration. Just knowing the police have been alerted and are on their way will force a criminal to flee quickly.
Insurance companies in many areas will decrease their premiums on residential homes or businesses that have installed an alarm system. Always inquire about the type of security system and the requirements the insurance company recommends in order to reduce the premiums, if applicable.
Commercial security is a must, whether it is servicing the public or a private business. Theft of products can be sold or recycled by criminals. Any loss due to theft is very irritating and expensive to business owners. To prevent theft or vandalism businesses are noted for using the type of security system that incorporates both an alarm and a video surveillance camera. The alarm can be both an audible and a silent one. The audible alarm blares loudly for a long distance. The silent alarm may be set off when an intruder enters past an area where motion is detected. The police will receive a silent alert to let them know that an intruder may still be on premises. Feeling safe to go about their plan to steal or vandalize the criminal is unaware that the alarm has alerted the police. This alarm helps aid in the capture of the criminal.
Crime is not just limited to after-hours. Theft can and does occur during open hours. Video surveillance is needed to watch shoppers or customers. If recording, the surveillance video can be viewed at a later time to find what occurred on a previous day. If a surveillance video is used outdoors to watch vehicles entering and leaving a facility, the police may find it helpful in locating a criminal by tracing the vehicle make, model and registration.